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June 6, 2013

Google Keyboard 4.2 available on Play Store

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Many of us must download the latest version of Android and associated apps come what may. So when the Keyboard was loaded onto the Play Store by well intentioned people Google wasn’t happy as some of them were charging for what is free code with slight modifications.

We know Google were none too happy about that. But now, Google has officially put their Android 4.2 keyboard on the Play Store!
This keyboard will work on any device that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and up, and is absolutely free, so there is no reason not to try it out! Android 4.2′s keyboard is pretty fantastic, complete with swiping, and it’s amazing that Google is offering this as an option to those with skinned phones where the manufacturer ripped out the stock keyboard and replaced it with their own (crappy) version.

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Looking at recent trends, Google is uploading all of their apps to the Play Store for everyone to use. We like this trend. Hit the source link and start downloading. What app would you like to see Google upload next? Leave a comment!

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What’s in this version:
Google Keyboard makes text input smart and easy. Glide through letters with Gesture Typing – just lift to finish a word, no spacebar required. Compose notes on-the-go with Voice Typing. With amazing word recognition and next-word prediction, Google Keyboard helps you type faster and more accurately on all your Android devices.
Key features:
• Gesture Typing with dynamic floating preview
• Voice Typing
• Next-word suggestions and current-word completions
• Dictionaries for 26 languages
• Advanced keyboard layouts
• Works across your Android devices (tablets and phones)

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini